Telethermography in the Diagnosis of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

  • S. Uematsu


Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a syndrome. It consists of persistent pain and vasomotor instability. The entity was recognized over a century ago,1 and subsequent reports have described a number of clinical variants, differing primarily in their associated features and predisposing factors. A clear concept of this disorder has been frustrated by the lack of clear diagnostic criteria, the numerous terms applied to the syndrome, the absence of proven therapeutic modalities and a poor understanding of its pathophysiology.2


Nerve Injury Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Sympathetic Fiber Painful Area Temperature Asymmetry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Uematsu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryJohns Hopkins University, School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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